Department of Labor

Use of New Hires Database (Follow-Up Report)

Employers in New York State are required to report their new hires to the State. The Department of Labor regularly compares the names in this new hires database to the names of those receiving unemployment insurance. If the Department determines that anyone is receiving these benefits while they are employed, it recovers the unemployment insurance overpayments from the individuals. In audit 2006-S-86, we examined the Departmentís use of the new hires database and found that it was effective. However, we identified certain actions that could be taken to further enhance its effectiveness. When we followed up on these matters with Department officials, we found that they had implemented our audit recommendations.

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